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Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

A Research Assistant is required for a Wellcome Trust funded research programme. The research programme is led by Professor TW Robbins focusing on "impulsive-compulsive disorders and fronto-striatal systems". The successful candidate is required for experimental studies of brain imaging and cognitive function in healthy volunteers and patients, predominantly with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Assistant will be required to maintain databases and be aware of data protection and ethical issues, help in the recruitment and contact with patients, including adolescent cases and healthy volunteers and to liaise effectively with clinician and academic collaborators, other post-doctoral and graduate students and NHS personnel, consultant psychiatrists and GPs associated with this project. They will be required to record and analyse data and to help in the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication and for presentations at conferences, as well as in funding and ethical applications. The successful candidate will have obtained a first degree (BA or BSc) in Psychology, Neuroscience or a cognate discipline.

Ideally, the candidate will have expertise or training in neuropsychological testing including of patients, and experimental psychology and brain imaging methodology. It may be possible for the successful candidate to register for a higher degree. Although based at the Dept. of Psychology, Downing St Cambridge, the Assistant will be required to travel to the Clinical School and possibly to other sites outside Cambridge for cognitive testing of patients.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2020 in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal inquiries about this post may be sent to Professor TW Robbins ( or Professor BJ Sahakian (

Please note the closing date for applications is 30 June 2018. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please quote reference PJ15729 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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